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Creates or updates a ticket on JIRA from Zabbix alarms

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Creates or updates a ticket on JIRA from Zabbix alarms


zabbix2jira is a simple command line program that receives an action from Zabbix (or any other script) and creates (or updates) a ticket on a project inside a JIRA installation.


Use the following command under the program directory:

$ pip install -e .

We recommend using virtualenv to setup a self-contained app directory. In this case, you should use:

$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .

If you want to see which libraries this application uses, please check the requirements.txt file.


Default paths:

  • Configuration: /etc/zabbix2jira.cfg
  • Log: /var/log/zabbix2jira.log
  • Cache Directory: /var/cache/zabbix2jira

To run it, activate virtualenv first:

$ source env/bin/activate
$ zabbix2jira -h


The command itself uses some default configuration, but you will want to configure a file to configure your jira url, username and password.

Simply copy the sample-config.cfg file to the default configuration path (/etc/zabbix/zabbix2jira.cfg) or copy to any location and use the -c parameter at the CLI call.

The file itself is self-explanatory.

Zabbix Integration

Create an action that calls the script with the proper variables.

We create a action named zabbix2jira with the conditions:

  • A Maintenance status not in maintenance
  • B Trigger value = PROBLEM
  • C Trigger value = OK

And with calculation: A and (B or C). Pay attention to the (B or C) because we want to run the action both on alarm and recovery.

Note: this changed on Zabbix 3.2. You can skip and B and C conditions because on this version, problem and recovery operations are separate.

Then on the Operations Tab, create a step that executes a Custom script on the Zabbix Server with the following commands:

zabbix2jira -v -i {EVENT.ID} PROJECT {TRIGGER.STATUS} "[Zabbix Alert] {HOSTNAME} - {TRIGGER.NAME}" "Alert Details"

You can also use the script as a user media and send a message to it.

Note that if using a virtualenv setup, activate it before the previous command:

source /opt/z2d/env/bin/activate


Here are some examples for running zabbix2jira.

Create an issue with component Alert:

zabbix2jira -v -p Alert PROJECT PROBLEM "[Zabbix Alert] PROBLEM" "Alert Details"

With the zabbix backend enabled, track the event id (123) to acknowledge it:

zabbix2jira -v -i 123 PROJECT PROBLEM "[Zabbix Alert] PROBLEM" "Alert Details"

Recover the previous issue:

zabbix2jira -v -i 123 PROJECT OK "[Zabbix Alert] PROBLEM "Alert Details"

Create an issue with type Bug:

zabbix2jira -v -t Bug PROJECT PROBLEM "[Zabbix Alert] PROBLEM" "Alert Details"

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